Victor GEOFFRION

GEOFFRION, Victor, K.C., B.C.L.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Chambly--Verchères (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 23, 1851
Deceased Date
May 31, 1923
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Geoffrion
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9d40d4ba-8cab-4ef0-b0d9-d9788b093899&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

January 18, 1900 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Chambly--Verchères (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Chambly--Verchères (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Chambly--Verchères (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Chambly--Verchères (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 29)


February 7, 1911

Mr. GEOFFRION.

I desire, to correct a mistake which has been made by several hon. gentlemen who have spoken on this question. They speak of the site of the barracks as being in Longueuil. For instance, T heard my hon. friend from St. Anne (Mr. Doherty) referring to it in that way. It should have been referred to as Montreal South. Montreal South is a distinct municipality, and I have received two or three letters from gentlemen protesting against it being confused with Longueuil. They do not want it to be called Longueuil, they want it to be called Montreal South because it is a distinct and a very, active municipality. As regards the transportation question, as the hon. Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Frederick Borden) has just said, access to it is easy enough now by any of the three routes available-the steam railway, the electric railway, and the ferry boat. Unless you located the site in the very city of Montreal you could not get a better place or one more quickly accessible than the site of Montreal South. If you desired to locate at Pointe Aux Trembles or any other place outside of Montreal you would have to go a long distance Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

out before you could get as large a space as you get at Montreal South. You cannot get a more healthy place than Montreal South. It is on a higher level than the city of Montreal unless you get up on the mountain, it is higher than Longueuil, and it has a magnificent water-power to get water from. I do not think there is a place in the province of Quebec healthier than Longueuil and Montreal South. The water which flows on the south side of the 'St. Lawrence is freer from impurity than the water in the other portions of the St. Lawrence in the vicinity of Montreal. The minister has said truly that the question of expense is a very important one. The government own 180 acres of land there which they can get for nothing, which has been there doing nothing and giving no revenue at all. If they bought the same quantity of land somewhere around the city of Montreal I do not think they could get it for less than $300,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 7, 1911

Mr. GEOFFRION.

I go there every week and I take the cars on McGill street,

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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February 3, 1911

Air. GEOFFRION.

In accordance with the notice given, I move that the following words be added to the section:

'And may, subject to the provisions of The Railway Act, connect each line of railway with the railway of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Canadian Northern Railway Company or either of them.'

1 Amendment agreed to, and Bill read the third time and passed.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   PRIVATE BILLS.
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January 17, 1911

Mr. GEOFFRION.

The only reason is that the Tents over there have increased immensely just as they have in Montreal.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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January 17, 1911

Mr. GEOFFRION.

No, I did not recommend anything of the kind.

Topic:   SUPPLY.-THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   BUILDING PUBLIC WORKS.
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